The Girl Who Was on Fire

The Girl Who Was on Fire : Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

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This is the only book to explore Suzanne Collins' popular "Hunger Games" trilogy, which has sold half a million copies, written by YA authors. Praised by writers from Stephen King to Stephenie Meyer, Suzanne Collins' "New York Times" bestselling "Hunger Games" trilogy is dark, captivating, and deeply thought-provoking. Part straight-up survivalist adventure, part rich allegory, and part political thriller, the series has become a new YA favourite. A film version of the first book, "The Hunger Games", is currently in development. "The Girl Who Was On Fire" offers even more to think about for teen readers already engrossed by the "Hunger Games". From the trilogy's darker themes of violence and social control to reality television, fashion, and weaponry, the collection's exploration of the "Hunger Games" by other YA writers reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, protagonist Katniss' world really is. "The Girl Who Was On Fire" covers all three books in the "Hunger Games" trilogy.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • BENBELLA BOOKS
  • Dallas, United States
  • English
  • 1935618040
  • 9781935618041
  • 94,691

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A fascinating collection of essays about the Hunger Games series ... This book is LEGIT. All of the essays are thought-provoking and they really get into the heart and soul of the series. In fact, I'll even bet you that you'll come away from this book liking the series more than you did already.--Forever Young Adult My copy is completely highlighted, underlined, written in the margins, and dog-eared. You don't know how many times while I was reading it I said emphatically to myself, -Yes!!- as I underlined or highlighted a quote or passage.--Book Nerds Across America A must-read for those interested in the Hunger Games.--Hunger Games fansite The Hobshow more

About Leah Wilson

Leah Wilson graduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Smart Pop at BenBella Books. Leah is the co-editor for Immortal, Coffee at Luke's, and Serenity Found, among other Smart Pop titles. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusettes.show more

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I loved THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy Those books have stayed with me, and I think about their meaning in my life and in society. I like it when a book not only entertains me but is so well-written that I have to keep looking to find hidden meaning. When I saw this book with essays written by different YA authors on various aspects of THE HUNGER GAMES, I had to read it. There are essays on how the fashion influenced the rebellion, the reason why Katniss chose Peeta, and how reality shows affect the society of today and led up to the Hunger Games of Panem. There are funny pieces and serious works that really make you think. I really enjoyed the essay by Blythe Woolston about the mental health of the tributes and how that explains many of the problems of their society. I also liked the one on the politics of MOCKINGJAY and the revolution. If you want to take THE HUNGER GAMES to the next level, then you may find these essays enlightening.show more
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